Rio Grande Soft Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 7,707 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 200 feet. The Henry Stein Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms.
Rio Grande Soft Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The volatile Roaring Fork River dominates the first part of this easy, relatively flat hike, thundering through a gray-rock canyon where whitewater rushes past sun-baked rocks and feeds cool, inviting pools. As the trail climbs away from the river, the environment becomes arid. Scrub clings to the hillsides above the wide track; the air gets noticeably hotter; and the cyclists that share the trail with hikers get grumpier. Then, around the proverbial next bend, water appears to bleed from the rock overhanging the route. Cascading gently into a pool alongside the trail, and streaking the hillside with mineral color and lichen, the little waterfall makes for a delightful turnaround point."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Best Easy Day Hikes: Aspen (Falcon Guides).
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